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A MAN who was on co­caine and wear­ing a knuckle duster when he threat­ened a bouncer has been jailed for 12 months.

David Lee Alan Owen, of Aml­wch, had been watch­ing Wales’ rugby vic­tory over Eng­land with his fam­ily on the af­ter­noon of Fe­bru­ary 23.

His dad man­aged to calm him down and walk him away from the Mar­ket Tav­ern pub in Aml­wch af­ter the con­fronta­tion, at around 10.30pm that night.

But he then ended up fight­ing with his dad.

Judge Huw Rees Owen, sit­ting at Caernar­fon crown court, told him: “You are old enough and ma­ture enough to dis­ci­pline your­self.”

Owen, 27, of Bethesda Street, Aml­wch, was or­dered to for­feit the knuckle duster. He was banned from all An­gle­sey pubs for two years.

His de­fence bar­ris­ter Elen Owen said it had been a happy day marred by too much al­co­hol. She added: “He has a real prob­lem with his be­hav­iour af­ter he has been drink­ing al­co­hol. He has an un­en­vi­able record. But im­pris­on­ment hasn’t worked for this young man.”

Speak­ing af­ter the sen­tenc­ing, North Wales Po­lice Con­sta­ble Dy­lan James Thomas said: “We wel­come to­day’s sen­tence. This was a par­tic­u­larly nasty in­ci­dent, which hap­pened in a busy lo­ca­tion in Aml­wch where mem­bers of the pub­lic had at­tended to watch a rugby match.

“Owen is a pro­lific of­fender and this sort of be­hav­iour will not be tol­er­ated. His sen­tence will have a mas­sive im­pact lo­cally.”

■ Jailed: David Lee Alan Owen of Aml­wch

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